Art on film: why filmmakers are drawn to artists
Movies about artists may not be nailed-on money-spinners, but more and more are appearing—and some are even box-office hits.
Move over Chelsea and Brooklyn: Harlem is where the art is
Real-estate price hikes have hastened the development of a northern gallery hub
The fine art of craft
London Craft Week celebrates makers from across the world in more than 120 events. Five of the 200-plus makers at the festival tell us about their work
Volkswagen: the motor of a global arts network
The German car-maker takes cultural sponsorship very seriously, as shown by its arts education policy and links with MoMA
Museums and the art trade: dangerous liaisons?
The relationship between public institutions and private dealers has historically taken many forms, and is anything but simple
How art went back to basics
Fifty years after its opening, the pioneers of Minimalism recall the groundbreaking exhibition Primary Structures
Singapore show adds Southeast Asia to the story of Modernism
The new National Gallery Singapore joins forces with the Centre Pompidou
Do Ho Suh: the fabric of life
As shows of his work open at opposite ends of the US, the nomadic Korean-born artist explains how his coloured cloth installations reflect his transient existence
DADA: 100 Years On
Horrified by the slaughter of the First World War, the Dadaists espoused irrationality to ridicule the logic that had led to war. But Dada’s influence has stretched far past 1918
Mark Wallinger: ‘Facing up to myself’
The UK artist has been doing some soul-searching. He tells us about his latest works, partly inspired by Freud, and his own experiences of psychoanalysis
Welcome to the virtual world
With the ground-breaking Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset hitting the mainstream later this year, a growing number of artists and museums are incorporating this and other new technologies into their work
My father and music: how Mark Rothko’s love of Mozart made his paintings sing
In an extract from his new book, Christopher Rothko explains how the master of abstraction absorbed the stylistic principles and emotional contradictions of the 18th-century genius
John Akomfrah: Sea Change
As his Venice Biennale film makes its UK debut, the British film-maker discusses growing up as a communist, the perennial issue of human migration—and why he has moved away from cinema and towards art
Tehran: Soft Power, Hard Bargains
With its infamous Modern art collection, a Tehran museum has enticed international curators and struck lucrative deals with institutions in the West. But has it sparked a wider renaissance in the Tehran art scene?
The artist helping stateless Syrians build a democracy
The Dutch artist Jonas Staal is working in Syria’s autonomous Kurdish region, alongside freedom fighters whose philosophy includes a radical feminist rejection of the state, in an attempt to challenge the accepted view of democracy and the role of the artist within it
It’s a long way from Black Mountain College
Art schools are at a crossroads as student numbers boom, tuition fees soar and traditional assumptions are challenged.
Who is making Land Art now?
As a new film hails the pioneers of the movement, a new generation of artists are staking out their own territory
Miami reconnects with Cuba
As relations improve across the Florida Straits, a string of exhibitions makes the most of the cultural ties between Miami and Havana.
Paying homage to YSL: partner’s sale of rare books will fund two new museums
The late Yves Saint Laurent’s partner, Pierre Bergé, is auctioning his world-class personal library over two years to help build spaces in Paris and Marrakech
Rebirth into a strange new world
The Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas talks about his troupe of collaborators and how we are all sculptors—as well as sculptures
Frank Stella: A romantic, after all
As a major retrospective opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the US artist reflects on how beauty is “a given” in art—and how, after nearly 60 years, he is still pursuing “the problems of painting”
Unesco at 70: fit for a purpose
Once the idealistic creation of intellectuals, Unesco is now dominated by diplomats and hamstrung by budget collapse, the debasement of its gold-standard heritage lists by narrow economic and nationalist interests, and a huge and rigid governance structure
Jewels with a past and a soul: Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani on his collection
As an exhibition of his jewellery opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Qatari prince discusses his love of England, his passion for the applied arts and how, through constant reading, he continues to refine his taste
Where have all the artists in central London gone?
Property price rises and rapid redevelopment in the capital are forcing artists to seek studio space in the suburbs and beyond.
When the West went crazy for all things Asian
The seeds of globalisation were sown by Europe and the Americas’ insatiable appetite for exotic goods
Iran’s artists begin to shine on London stage
Country's artists are reaping the benefits of a diplomatic thaw between Iran and the West
Frieze Frame: Welcome to our kunstkammer
When Frieze Masters pitches its elegant tent, a corner of Regent’s Park becomes a temporary kunstkammer. Here are six rare and intriguing works—and the stories behind them—in our very own cabinet for the curious
It's Pop art but not as we know it
Artists from Brazil to Japan are emerging from the shadows at Frieze and in museums
Collectors can find a new niche at Frieze Masters
David Bailey’s torn portraits, sculpture from Borneo and netsuke put the eclectic into Collections
Agents of change: how dynamic directors have transformed the UK’s regional scene
Funding cuts spell trouble for the UK’s smaller museums and galleries, but their directors are making great strides through imaginative programming, striking buildings and links with their national peers<br>